MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, August 19, 2008.

Present: Mayor Wendy Billingsley and Councillors Kalvin Young, Leslee Lawrence Straus, Dougal Culham and Pat Haufe.

Staff and visitors present: Dave Yemm, Dave Denton, Kris Croskery, Charles Barton, John Paul Negrinotti, Paul Goodridge, Samuel Byers and Wilburn Byers.

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest: Councillor Dougal Culham regarding the statement of accounts.

K. Young; L. Lawrence Straus: That we pass By-law No. 2008-1244 to amend By-law No. 2008-1228, a by-law to govern the proceedings of Council, the conduct of its members and the calling of meetings. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 19th day of August, 2008. Carried.

Staff reports: D. Yemm (Written and Oral), C. Barton , S. Briggs (Written)and Kris Croskery. Committee reports: D. Denton -Fire, K. Young – Pines, Eastholme and Community Centre, L. Lawrence Straus – Museum and EMS.

L. Lawrence Straus; K. Young: That we accept the quote from Howse Painting Co. For painting the Township Office and construction of a lid for the sump pump in the amount of $500.00 plus material costs. Carried.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That the minutes of July 15, 2008 be adopted as published. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; K. Young: That the minutes of the special meeting held on July 28, 2008 be adopted. Carried.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That the minutes of the special meeting held on August 5, 2008 be adopted. Carried.

P. Haufe; D, Culham: That we pass By-law No. 2008-1241, being a by-law to provide for fees charged by the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing. Read the required times and passed this 19th day of August, 2008. Carried.

K. Young; L. Lawrence Straus: That we pass By-Law No. 2008-1242, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meetings held on July 15, 2008; July 28, 2008; and August 5, 2008. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 19th day of August, 2008. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; K. Young: That we pass By-law No. 2008-1243, being a by-law to amend Schedule “A” of By-law No. 1099, the by-law to establish personnel, hiring, safety and related policies for Township employees and provide for their remuneration and benefits. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 19th day of August, 2008. Carried.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That we recommend approval of Consent Application No. B/49/Nipissing/2008 – Applicant: Pamela Negrinotti.
Conditions:
1. We request that the property be re-zoned from C3 to Recreation Residential with an increased frontage from 45 metres to 51 metres.
2. Any travelled road situated on the subject property should be transferred to the municipality for road purposes.
3.The owner shall enter into a Site Plan Control Agreement for the severed lot to mitigate any environmental impacts. Carried.

Presentation from Paul Goodridge regarding the Application submitted by Doug Schnaufer to purchase a portion of the road allowance between Concessions 14 and 15, designated as Part 2 of Plan 42R-18124 in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That the Mayor and CAO be authorized to sign the following Bank Documents:

1. Resolution Regarding Safe Deposit Box
2. Visa Business Card Account Maintenance Forms
3. Resolution Regarding Banking
4. List of Officers and Directors
5. Financial Services Agreement
Carried.

P. Haufe; D. Culham: That we amend the Resolution dated June 24, 2008 regarding the Northeastern Ontario Municipal/Planning Authority Technical Workshop to authorize Wendy Billingsley, Charles Barton and Kris Croskery to attend. Carried.

K. Young; L. Lawrence Straus: That the Township office be closed for training on September 22, 23 & 24, 2008. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; K. Young: That we donate $100.00 to the Trout Creek Agricultural Society for the 2008 Fall Fair. Carried.

K. Young; L. Lawrence Straus: WHEREAS Rogers Wireless proposes to erect a wireless telecommunication tower and accessory structure on certain lands more particularly described as Site C3419 Nipissing, located at 335 Kings Road;

AND WHEREAS proponents of telecommunication towers are regulated by Industry Canada on behalf of the Government of Canada and as part of their approval, Industry Canada requires proponents to consult with land use authorities as provided for in CPC-2-O-03;

AND WHEREAS Rogers Wireless has consulted with the Township of Nipissing;

AND WHEREAS Rogers Wireless has consulted with the public by newspaper advertisement and notification letter to abutting land owners;

AND WHEREAS there are no significant land use issues outstanding;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

1. The CAO be instructed to advise Industry Canada that:
a) Rogers Wireless has satisfactorily completed its consultation with the Township;
b) Council is satisfied with Rogers Wireless’ public consultation process and does not require any further consultation with the public; and
c) That Council concurs with Rogers Wireless’ proposal provided it is constructed in accordance with the plans submitted. Carried.

K. Young; L. Lawrence Straus: That we authorize the purchase of two tickets to support the Near North Crime Stoppers Gala Evening honouring the regions’ Police and Emergency Services. Carried.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

Councillor Culham disclosed a pecuniary interest regarding the accounts.
K. Young; L. Lawrence Straus: That the statement of accounts dated August 19, 2008 be approved. $285,227.93. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; K. Young: WHEREAS the South Shore Education Centre has been named one of the Top 25 Schools in Canada by Today’s Parent magazine;

NOW THEREFORE the Council of the Township of Nipissing would like to acknowledge this achievement and recognize the hard work and dedication of all those involved. Carried.

K. Young; L. Lawrence Straus: That we accept a quote from S.T.O.P. Restaurant Supply for a Hobart Washer Under Counter SR24H 2PUM, Price $5453.01, applicable taxes and delivery included. Carried.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That this part of our meeting will be closed to the public as authorized by Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, c.25, for consideration of personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees. Time: 8:50 p.m. Carried.

P. Haufe; D. Culham: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 9:15 p.m. Carried.

K. Young; L. Lawrence Straus: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 9:15 p.m.
Next meeting September 9, 2008. Carried.

Mayor:

Chief Administrative Officer: